News & Events

December 15, 2022

December updates


We are very pleased to welcome our newest staff member to FW. Howay – Ms. Erica Bloom.

Ms. Bloom will take on the role of classroom teacher in Division 4.

We are happy to announce that Ms. Valentina Lalic will continue to be a Howay staff member in the role of Learning Support Teacher as well as one of our prep teachers.



We are saying our farewell to Ms. Nancy Shamley. We are so thankful for all your wonderful support over the first term. Ms. Shamley was supporting our students as one of our Learning Support Teachers.


School Learning Plan

Our goal for this year is focused on outdoor learning. Please go to our school website to see our full learning plan and the details on some of our initiatives and objectives for the year.

What we hope to achieve …

Students, staff and parents will feel more connected to our outdoor spaces and to each other and demonstrate a sense of curiosity and wonder for our community park spaces and nature.

Place-based Learning

By exploring, restoring, and “re-storying” connections to nature and neighbourhoods, students become reintegrated into their communities and revitalized, “they become part of the community rather than a passive observer of it” – Sobel, David (2004) Place-based Education Connecting Classrooms and Communities. The Orion Society. In Get Outdoors, p. 23


School Registration

If you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten in the 2023/2024 school year, please view the registration process on the school district website.

Registration for new students will close on January 27, 2023.


Discover New West Schools

Check out this link for an upcoming school district event on January 10th. This will give families a chance to learn more about the programs we offer in our school district.


Calendar of events for January and February

January 9th PAC meeting – 7:00 in the school library
January 13 Black Excellence Day

Click here to read more.

January 13th PAC Lunch
January 17 Early dismissal – Students dismissed at 12:24
January 20 Spirit Day – Scarf, Toques and Winter White

Wear your scarfs, toques, and winter whites to celebrate and appreciate our colder months of winter and snow.

January 27 Family Literacy Day – Come and enjoy some reading time with your child on January 27th. We invite parents and guardians to come to Howay at the morning bell time on January 27th  to celebrate Family Literacy Day.
February 3 Spirit Day – Plaid, and cozy fleece day

Wear plaid and/or cozy fleece on this day. Get out your fun plaid patterns and cozy fleece for this spirit day!

February 6 PAC meeting – 7:00 in the school library
February 8 and 9th  Student Led Conferences/Early Dismissal 12:24 – (details will follow in the coming weeks)
 February 10 Family Dance

This evening event will be sponsored by the PAC and will be held in the evening of Friday, February 10 in the Howay gymnasium. (details will follow in the coming weeks)

February 14 Spirit Day – Get in the spirit of Valentines and wear red, white, pink and/or purple on this fun day to celebrate our friendships at school.
February 20th No school – Family Day holiday
February 21st Non instructional day –– students do not attend school
February 22nd Pink Shirt Day